Tag Archives: Journal

Tears on the Dancefloor: Battling Bad Body Image

5 Apr

I joined a ballet class at the weekend and am still unsure as to whether or not it was a good idea. Is the weight-obsessed world of ballet the best place for distressed eater to visit?

I’ve practised ballet before (at a very basic level) and have always enjoyed it, so I thought that signing myself up again would be a positive thing. But, as I stood in front of the wall-to-wall mirrors of the dance studio for my first class, staring back at me was a strange reflection: a rounder figure that was unfamiliar to me. Continue reading


Track Your Feelings, Not Your Food

1 Apr

I reluctantly agreed to keep a food diary, when my therapist suggested it during our first session recently. Before beginning my journey into intuitive eating, I had been tracking and logging every morsel of food and drink that passed my lips with rigid determination. By controlling my weight, I was trying to control my feelings. Continue reading